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Intro by Keeva Krystal > Not Fade Away
Cold Rain and Snow
Me and My Uncle
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Spanish Jam >
Turn on Your Lovelight
Encore: Uncle John's Band (Acoustic)
This is a complete remaster by Matt using his new set-up - "This was done using a different transfer chain. This method was per the advise of Dan Healy I received from him a while back in trying to attain a perfectly clean signal going to digital. I had one of my reel machines modded for a direct tape head output going into a custom Bottlehead tape tube pre specifically built for reel transfers (w 2. diff. EQ setting for tape speed) so basically you have a perfectly clean tape signal going into the tube pre going into 24/96 digital."
May 28, 2017 Subject:
that moment in the Spanish (@7:00) when he kicks in the Hammond to really launch the frenzy ... i've always absolutely loved that moment !
January 13, 2017 Subject:
Outrageous show! Everybody remembers different stuff from the past; as a musician, I can't see how it would be possible to have split shows of the kind described in contradiction to Bear Stanley. It would be so much of an organizational nightmare as to be a needless, pointless headache that you could not pay roadies enough to deal with. Roadies, remember, have to eat, sleep, fuck, get stoned and otherwise have a good time, and generally do things OTHER THAN spending all their time setting up and tearing down, and neither Bill Graham nor God himself could have herded cats to that extent. The split-show theory sounds like canonical history-fodder that everybody says is "empirically verified" even though they've never seen any verification & never felt what it was like to have to put on a show.
December 23, 2016 Subject:
This was the era of two-shows-per-night. Only a partial set exists from the first show:
Black Peter>Cryptical>Drums>Other One>Cryptical>Dire Wolf>Casey Jones
This list is known from personal memories and the SBD fragment.
Early: We have 20min (of what was likely closer to an an hour with a song or two before Black Peter), fading-in 5min before the 2nd Cryptical. It would be nice to have this whole show, since we have the weeks before ( but it would be nice to have the next night too!). We have the whole year up to this point, though not all are known to be complete. Dire Wolf was recorded for Workingman's the day after returning from this run - just like it sounds here. Casey Jones is a very spry, matinee-type edition (the start of the late show is on the end of the track).
First Show Frag = A-
Late: The second show intro is actually on the previous track (end of track 4). Keeva Kristal was a friend of Bill Graham (from his days on the Borscht Belt) that he used as his gatekeeper, before sending him to manage the Fill E.
Warm-up, NFA has a surprising, abrupt end. The first spark is Cold Rain, which gets jammed-out and you won't believe the way Bobby and Phil play. The next few are great before Duane & Gregg Allman come out with the one-and-only Peter Green (the billing was GD; Allman Brothers Band; Love. None of these bands were well known yet in NYC at the time - not even the Dead). They play a 27min Dawk Staw into a 34min Lovelight. It's the longest-ever Soleá/Spanish Jam, and that's because it's easy for guests to sit on two chords. Actually, the first half of Dawk Staw is great (it's an instrumental, btw). As you would expect with a dozen players on stage, Lovelight is unfocused and doesn't really go anywhere. Uncle John's is all in one channel for the first half, so use a mono switch. It's one guitar - apparently just Bobby, Jer & Pig.
Second Show = B-
2/13 is better than 2/14 and this day. Bear was convinced this was all one show, but posters, tickets, and attendees all say there were two, as was Fillmore East policy until that summer. These three shows are must-hear-once, regardless of ratings and highlights. But they're more historical than topflight. The reason they're famous is because they were well-traded - often the only '70 tapes the average collector had in the 80s and into the 90s. The Dead went first on the early show whereas the late show set followed a set by Love then Allman Bros w/Peter Green. They played better shows at the Fill E twice more this year (Graham had them stop and play each time they went past NYC - 6 times and half of them runs), as well as nearby shows like Portchester.
SOURCES: Some sources have poor balance or have been too EQd. 126251.sbd.wolfe-lee-smith is the best-ever composite of this show. It's NOT just the early show, as labeled. This source is the first 2 of 7 shows in 4 days. One of these was not at the Fill E, but no tapes exist of the promo set at Unganos (another that Bear claimed never happened - probably because he wasn't involved), nor the show after the run, in Ft. Worth. There's a house crew patch-in at Dawk Staw and some sources used to circulate of just this tape (according to some of the books).